This fascinating book is a treatise on real space-age materials. It is a mathematical treatment of a novel concept in material science that characterizes the properties of dynamic materials-that is, material substances whose properties are variable in space and time. Unlike conventional composites that are often found in nature, dynamic materials are mostly the products of modern technology developed to maintain the most effective control over dynamic processes.
1. A General Concept of Dynamic Materials.- 2. An Activated Elastic Bar: Effective Properties.- 3. Dynamic Materials in Electrodynamics of Moving Dielectrics.- 4. G-closures of a Set of Isotropic Dielectrics with Respect to One-Dimensional Wave Propagation.- 5. Rectangular Microstructures in Space-Time.- 6. On Material Optimization in Continuum Dynamics.- References.- Appendix 1.- Appendix 2.- Appendix 3.- Appendix 4.- Index.